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lpoht 06-22-2004 11:32 PM

black screen when I start X
I am using a Toshiba Satellite 1405 with Mandrake 10 installed. The laptop is supposed to have an "S3 Super Savage" installed in it. When I start the X server, the background of all the windows is black. This means that I can access the menus and other windows, but most everything is black. Below is a copy of XFree86 config file I am using. I got it to work by simply uncommenting the no_accel line. However, without hardware acceleration, the graphical interface is slow to respond to windows being moved or created. Does anyone know how I can fix this? I searched for a while and found not much. Thanks.

XFree86 config:
# File generated by XFdrake.

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"

Section "ServerFlags"
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx" # 3D layer

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "en_US"
Option "XkbOptions" ""

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Toshiba"
ModelName "Toshiba TOS5082"
HorizSync 31.5-48.5
VertRefresh 50.0-70.0

# Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
# 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync -vsync

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
# VendorName "S3 Incorporated"
# BoardName "S3 Savage4"
# Driver "savage"
VendorName "S3 Inc."
BoardName "S3 Savage (generic, sw_cursor)"
Driver "savage"
VideoRam 16384
#Option "DPMS"

Option "no_accel" # You may enable this if there are timeouts when starting X

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Virtual 1024 768

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Virtual 1024 768

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Virtual 1024 768

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 1024 768
# Virtual 800 600

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen1"

ShawnRisk 06-23-2004 06:57 AM

From what I see everything seems to be good, but I am not an expert on the XF86Config file... I was just wondering if you had update the XFree86 to the lastest version.. Also you should look at this page to help you out:

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